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Title: The Clewiston news
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Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Publication Date: 05-03-2012
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V. N V N T, M W T BP N C O B SP SEE SHOOTING  11 SEE RENAMING  11 INCIDENT STARTING AS A VERBAL CONFLICT LEADS TO GUNFIREBY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comTwo people were shot in a dark alley behind a bar, during an incident outside of Suzy B’s over the weekend in Clewiston. Investigators say the case may have involved a mob of people. No suspects have been arrested yet. Though the shooting was not fatal -injuries were reported to be serious -investigators continue piecing together what led to the altercation during the early morning hours of Sunday. The case is being handled by the investigations department of the Clewiston Police Department. Police Chief Don Gutshall reported that the incident started with a verbal altercation, ending in gun re that could be heard across town. It happened at approximately 2 a.m., after a stream of heated words led to the physical exchange. The detective in charge of the case described the scene. “Basically, it was multiple subjects just ghting, with no real method to the madness. My guess is someone felt like they were being disrespected and started the conict,” said Curtis Clay, detective with Medical building renamed in honor of long time Clewiston physicianBY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comHendry Regional Medical Center made a unanimous decision to rename the Hendry Family Care Center in honor of the late Dr. Forbes, making good on their promise on Monday. The renaming ceremony took place in front of the “Dr. James D. Forbes Family Care Center” on 524 West Sagamore Avenue, at 9:30 a.m. on April 30. “We had at least a hundred of chairs there. All of the chairs were taken. We had people sitting and standing,” reports Wilson. Naming the center after Dr. Forbes seemed to t in with what he accomplished as a longtime Clewiston doctor. The Hendry Family Care Center provides primary care services for entire families. There the doctor treated and diagnosed a number of patients and ultimately spent his last days as a doctor. Dr. Forbes retired a few years ago after suffering from a stroke. He died following a long illness on August 8, this past year. “He was a local physician for 40 to 45 years,” said Glenda Wilson, Shooting in Alley Injures 2 Building Named in Honor of Doctor A timeless tradition continuing to growBY JESSICA SCHULTZ jschultz@newszap.comThe 34th annual Brown Sugar Festival is right around the corner. With a great turnout the last few years, committee members are hoping this is the best ever. It has come a long way since it’s rst event, according to Mr. Brown, committee chair. The Brown Sugar Festival originated in 1976. The Harlem Academy Alumni Association’s Gwen Patrick noticed the success of Chalo Nitka Festival in Moore Haven and Swamp Cabbage Festival in LaBelle. An idea brewed in her mind. At her next Alumni meeting, Patrick suggested that Harlem have its own celebration/festival. Her idea was struck down with the belief that a festival in Harlem would lack support. Luckily, one other person believed in the idea. Florine Jeffery called Patrick later that night with hope for her proposal. Patrick’s excitement caught on at the next meeting. They began to plan for the celebration and got hot dogs and hot dog buns for the Harlem festival. They booked an artist by the name of “Soul King” for the deejay. Patrick wanted to reignite the old U.S. Sugar tradition and celebrate the closing of the Sugar Mill for the summer with an end of harvest picnic. She also envisioned it to be in May so they could let children play a May Pole (a tall wooden pool around which children play) like she used to in school at Harlem Academy. Patrick hoped this event would be memorable. After much planning, the day came and the crowd was overwhelming. More than 200 children did not get refreshments because of how fast the committee ran out of supplies. Kids had a ball, dancing to “Ring Brown Sugar Festival Traces RootsSEE FESTIVAL  16 SUBMITTED PHOTOFire Department Captain Travis Reese works to extinguish a re that resulted when a re truck exploded behind Clewiston Tire on W.C. Owen on Monday when it was brought in for work at the shop. Darryl Bell, an employee of the garage, reported that the truck was brought in for work and when he went to start the vehicle, he heard a loud boom. “It happened that fast. There was a ash, I heard a boom and it just burned,” he said. Bell escaped without injury. Fire ghters Respond to Truck Explosion

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With speeches by leaders of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and a special appearance by stars of the hit National Geographic Wild reality show “Swamp Men,” the Seminole Casino Big Cypress opened for business today at the Tribe’s popular Billie Swamp Safari attraction. The new location replaces a temporary casino structure that was tucked away in a more remote location of the 50,000-acre reservation, south of Lake Okeechobee, about midway across the state. Moving to Billie Swamp Safari makes the casino immediately available to hundreds of tourists that visit the popular attraction every day. It adds another entertainment dimension to an attraction that already includes airboat and swamp buggy rides, as well as wild animal displays and shows. “We’re going to start out small and hopefully we’ll get big someday,” said Seminole Tribal Council Representative Mondo Tiger, who represents the Big Cypress Reservation. “That’s our goal.” “This is a rst step with the Tribe consolidating the gaming with the entertainment and the hospitality together on the Big Cypress Reservation,” said Joe Frank, Big Cypress representative on the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., Board of Directors. 36 slot machines with popular titles like Stinkin’ Rich, Princess of the Amazon, Deal or No Deal and Cougarlicious are set up in a rustic casino space in keeping with the natural environment of the nearby Florida Everglades. Knotty pine and natural stone decorate the walls of the casino, w hich also features plank wood oors and cypress tree trunks as roof supports. “We wanted to create something that’s part of the true culture and the environment of Big Cypress,” said Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen. “I am committed 100 percent to making sure it’s only a rst step.” The Seminole Casino Big Cypress is adjacent to the popular Swamp Water Caf restaurant at Billie Swamp Safari. Thanks to the Swamp Water Caf, casino patrons have access to food and beverage options that were not available at the previous casino site. In addition to tourists, the Big Cypress Seminole Casino attracts local slot machine players from Clewiston and other communities along the south shore of Lake Okeechobee. In addition, more than 500 members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida live in or near the Big Cypress community on the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation. The new casino location is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Seminole Casino Big Cypress does not include table games, per the terms of the 2010 Compact agreement between the State of Florida and the Seminole Tribe. Players must be at least 21 years of age. There is no admission charge to gain entrance to the new casino. From Clewiston, take County Road 835 south to County Road 833 (Josie Billie Highway) and turn left. Follow the signs to Billie Swamp Safari. The Seminole Casino Big Cypress is one of seven Florida casinos owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe, which is among the world’s most successful gaming operators. Others are the agship Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino complexes in Hollywood and Tampa, as well as Seminole Casinos in Coconut Creek, Immokalee, Brighton and the original Seminole Casino Hollywood, which rst opened in 1979 and helped to pioneer Indian Gaming in North America. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Also on Sale; Area Rugs, Lamps, Accessories, TV’s and Appliances E-Z In-Store Financing Available Dresser, Mirror, Headboard, Footboard & Rails $599.95 3pc. Bed $199.95, Chest $199.95, Night Stand $99.95 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 Seminole Casino Big Cypress Opens at Billie Swamp Safari; New Casino Location Taps Tourist Market at Popular Attraction SUBMITTED PHOTOMondo Tiger and Joe Frank take the rst pulls on slot machine levers at the new Seminole Casino Big Cypress at Billie Swamp Safari.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 Day of Prayer ProgramThe community is invited to join in the Clewiston National Day of Prayer Celebration on Thursday, May 3, starting at 12 p.m. at the Civic Park across from the Clewiston Inn. For more information, please call 863-983-5269.Revelation RevealedThe First United Methodist Church of Clewiston will have special services on Sunday, May 6 and Sunday, May 13, focusing on the book of Revelation. Worship services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Call 863-983-5269 for more information.Mother’s Day Spaghetti DinnerThe Pioneer Homeowners Association will have a Mother’s Day Spaghetti Dinner and Cake Auction on Saturday, May 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinner includes spaghetti, garlic bread, and tea or coffee. There is a cost for dinner. Children under 6 eat free. Pioneer Community Park is located at 910 Panama Ave. If you would like to donate a cake for the auction, help in any way, or need directions, please call Pat Bosley at 863983-9544.Brown Sugar FestivalThe Teen Dance will be on Saturday, May 5, from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the Harlem Civic Center, featuring D.J. Chipman. For more information about booth rental or times of events, please visit their website at www.brownsugarfestival.info or call 863-233-2372.Babysitting CourseThe American Red Cross will be holding a Babysitting Course for ages 12-15 on May 19, at the Youth Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All participants need to bring their own lunch. Pre-register by May 14. To register, call the Youth Center at 863-983-1492.Caloosa Federated Republican WomenFriday, May 18, at 7 p.m., the Caloosa Federated Republican Women will commemorate the 62nd anniversary of 101 Republican Women from both coasts and central Florida who met in December of 1949 at the Clewiston Inn to initiate a state organization and encourage all Republicans to become politically active. They will have a table for early registration prior to a welcome, meet and greet, cocktail party at the Clewiston Inn. Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m., the Sugar and Spice Room will be open for registration. A luncheon will be served at 1 p.m. There will be ladies to assist all attendees with the Silent Auction items on Friday evening and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.Christian Fellowship ScholarshipOpen to any Clewiston area graduating high school student who attends or is active in a local church, ministry, or Christian Fellowship. The student must be planning to attend a college, trade school, or institute. Sponsored by the Clewiston Ministerial Association, two $500 general scholarships and one $200 scholarship for books or incidental expenses will be awarded. Applications are available at local churches, by emailing ClewistonPastors@aol.com, or by calling 863-983-5269. The deadline is May 23.Summer Camp RegistrationsYou can now register for the 2012 Summer Camp at the Youth Center or online at www. clewistonrecreation.com. The registration deadlines are: 1st Session, June 3 and 2nd Session, July 1. If you have any questions, please call the Youth Center at 863-983-1492.CIT ApplicationsThe City of Clewiston Recreation Department is now accepting applications for Counselor in Training (CIT) for this years’ Summer Camp. The American Red Cross Babysitting Course is one of the requirements for eligibility. For more information, please call 863-983-1492. National Alliance on Mental IllnessNAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will be starting a group for family members of people with mental illness. For more information and registration please call 863-241-9563 or 863-946-0411.Flea MarketThe VFW Post #4185 is having a continuous indoor-outdoor ea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, please call Kevin Rose at 863-269-4262. COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION SUBMITTED PHOTOJordan Potter awarded 2nd Place at the largest academic competition in FloridaThe 57th State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida was held from April 3 to 5 at the Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Florida. The Fair hosted more than 900 talented innovators and scientists. This is the state’s largest academic competition for science research and the program for the Florida Foundation for Future Scientists with students competing from all 67 counties in the state of Florida. Jordan Potter, Clewiston Middle School student, was awarded 2nd Place in the Junior Chemistry eld. Jordan competed against 42 other students from around the state. During the judging, Jordan was interviewed by 5 different judges on his project: “Getting Our Fill For Fe.” His project was based on extracting iron out of cereal to show that the more iron extracted, the higher the rate became of iron absorption in the human body when cereal is ingested. Congratulations to Jordan for his regional win and state placement! At Post 4185, the Loyalty Day program held on Saturday, April 28, was a heartfelt gathering of proud Americans. The program began with the Pledge of Allegiance with several children joining us. Vietnam veteran, Wayne Cobb gave us with a thought provoking speech of his proud feelings for our Flag. Courtney Mcconniel, received a certi cate and $100 for her entry in the Pariotic Pen contest. At the end of the program Joan Rose provided cake and we sang Happy Birthday to Kevin “Duff” Rose, who is a very active member of the Men’s Auxiliary and friend to many. The Ladies Auxiliary provided refreshments following the program. Thank you to Ida Cobb and Anita Richbourg for arranging this inspiring evening. The members of the LA send many Happy Birthday (5/1) wishes to our Trustee Tracie Campbell. VFW Ladies Auxiliary Happenings

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTOSRun for the CornPictured on the left: Bruce McManus of Palm City, 46, won the Male Open Division at the annual ‘Run for the Corn’ on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail, held last Saturday, April 21 on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail in Port Mayaca. The 3.5 mile race started at the Port Mayaca Recreation area. The race is know n as the “Run for the Corn” because local farmer Wayne Boyton has for many years provided fresh corn for runners after race. Pictured on the right: 39 year old Joan Klosreich shows o ff her trophy for winning the Female Open Division.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonThe Green Heron is one of the few tool-using birds who will throw things into the water to attract sh. It is a bird species of least concern found throughout Florida in most freshwater and some saltwater habitats and in Florida's urban areas. Many winter south of the United States, but will nest between March and July throughout Florida. This small stocky dark heron has long yellowish legs, and a long dark pointed bill. Its long neck is often kept pulled in tight to its body. This wading bird is shorter than most herons. Adults have a glossy, greenish-black cap, greening back, and wings that are grey-black grading into green or blue. Their chestnut neck has a white line down the front. Juveniles are duller, with the head sides, neck, and underparts streaked brown and white. Alarm calls are an explosive "skwow." Other calls include a series of "kuk-kuk-kuk-kuk" notes. Their diet consists of insects, spiders, snails, crustaceans, frogs and sh. They are often seen foraging from branches above water or standing motionless at water's edge waiting for sh to approach. They will nest in colonies with other herons and ibises, singly or in colonies with a few other pairs. Their nest is a basket of sticks that is placed in a small tree or shrub usually above water. Both parents take turns incubating two to six eggs which hatch in about 20 days. At 30 to 35 days of age the young are no longer dependent upon their parents Birders and photographers, mark your calendar for the upcoming North American Migration count to be held on May 12. You may count the birds at your home, work, or during scheduled birding trips at any location. Tally sheets for NAMC available upon request. Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers will begin counting at 7 a.m. at STA5 which located 20 miles south of Clewiston on May 12. For information about the upcoming North American Bird Count or the STA5 bird trips contact Margaret England at sta5birding@ embarqmail.com or call 863-674-0695 or 863517-0202. Visit the HGAS website for the STA5 2012-2013 schedule at: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or the Hendry-Glades Audubon on Facebook. Inland Birding Fun: Green Heron (GRHE) PHOTO / LARRY FROGGEGreen Heron. Margaret England

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Mattie J. Jones (nee Brown), 88LABELLE — Mattie J. Jones (nee Brown) resident of Labelle Florida, formerly Norwood, Ohio, passed away on April 30, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Clarence A. Jones for 50 years, devoted mother of John (Betty) C. Jones of LaBelle, Florida and the late Clarence R. (Bud) Jones of Clewiston, Florida, loving grandmother of Elizabeth (Shawn) Mason of Lebanon, Ohio, Janemarie (John) JonesClark of Knoxville, Tennessee, Susan J. (Kenneth) Hennika of Norwood, Ohio, and Paula J. (Brian) Jones of Port St. Lucie, Florida. She is also survived by ten great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held at First Baptist Church of LaBelle, Florida on Friday Ma y 4, 2012, at 12 noon. The family will receive condolences from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Private interment will be at Corinth Cemetery at Corbin, Kentucky at the Convenience of the family. At her request in lieu of owers she has requested all memorials to be forwarded to Fidelis Sunday School Class Scholarship Fund, @First Baptist Church of Labelle, 330 N. Main St. LaBelle, FL 33935. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Appointments are strongly encouraged. Call 239-343-5224 for more information and to book a time thats convenient for you. Protect Your Precious CargoDid you know that 80% of all car seats are installed incorrectly? More than 1,700 children have been saved since 1996 just because they were riding in a properly tted car seat and in the back seat. A correctly used car seat reduces child fatality risk by 71% and serious injury by 67%.Car Seat FittingJoin Kohls and The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida for a free car seat safety check.Saturday, May 5 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.Clewiston Fire Dept. 205 W. Ventura Ave. ClewistonCall 239-343-5224Bilingual tting technicians will be available. a c k seat. d uces n d 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 OBITUARY Thoughts That Came After A Short PsalmBY REV. SAM S. THOMAS, PH. D.+ Saint Martins Church, ClewistonOur readings in Church this past Sunday included the 23rd Psalm. Among the scriptural readings, this is certainly among the most famous, if not the famous reading of all. It is a simple af rmation about the Lord being a shepherd (Psalm 23, v.1). Clergy are often considered shepherds, too, but there are differences between shepherding in the animal kingdom and shepherding with humans. I think of my dog; I have become a shepherd to her by my choice but for her it was a matter of no choice (I don’t know how she might understand that God sent her into our lives). We humans had it on our own; but God chose to step in. He chose to be a shepherd to us; not an easy bunch to direct, protect, save, lead from our own destructive ways. Nevertheless God did it, and He is the shepherd; and thanks be to God. Because He is the shepherd, he will look after us (“I shall not be in want.”). No, that doesn’t mean we have no responsibility or obligations, that life will be a bed of roses, that a celestial magician will see that we win the lottery or subdue every adversary. It means that we will have a life, though, and that when we do our part things will nally work out. Because I don’t have a pool in my back yard doesn’t mean I can’t go swimming, because my car isn’t the latest model doesn’t mean I can’t get around, because I have none of the latest wardrobe items doesn’t mean that I can’t get clothing – you get the idea. The fact that we are called to “lie down in green pastures” or “led beside still waters” is part of that soul restoration that God promises in His shepherding(vss 2,3). The more I learn about human stress, the more I see people doing it to themselves; worrying about things they can’t change, getting involved in things that are not really their place, worrying about the future (Mark Twain’s comment “I am an old man and have suffered many things, most of which never happened!” is true for the great majority of us, too!), all keep us from the green pastures or still waters. The aphorism is to “let go and let God” – that’s what shepherds are for and that’s what they are about. We are guided into “paths of righteousness” for His name’s sake(v.3). That seems to suggest God has an investment in us; after all, we’re His creation and He wants it all to turn out well, like any creator or artisan would want. That means, then, that we have to look to His directions and work to be the best sheep possible. I have to protect my dog; keep her from tackling animals that will certainly do her harm, see that she doesn’t eat anything she nds in the grass, make sure she gets out for a walk; God does what is needed for us; those “paths of righteousness” are our guides and just as effective. With them comes the thought that John mentions in his rst Epistle – “Perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18).” Even if we walk in the Valley of the Shadow of Death (I’ve seen it – it can be a scary place!) – it will be OK. Finally, we will have Him prepare a table before us (we emulate this table and sacred meal time and again in our Churches) – and we will be able to see God’s hand in our victories; over self, over the forces in this world that would keep us from being His sheep, being anointed (oil is for healing – see James’ epistle) and even more than healed; we over ow. I read “Not just made well, but made whole” – perfected – and without having to leave one day; we will dwell in the house of the Lord forever (and, as the song says “That’s a long, long time.). Do you have a moment? Read it for yourself – think, thank God for all that He has given. Religion Column Sam. S. Thomas The goal of National Stroke Awareness Month is to make Americans aware that they may be able to save the life of a person experiencing a stroke. According to the American Heart Association, stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the United Stated. Community awareness is so important in the case of stroke because recognizing the signs of stroke and getting help immediately can drastically minimize the effects of a stroke. Warning signs of stroke can include: sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg; sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding; sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance coordination; and sudden sever headache with no known cause. According to the National Stroke Association, a person experiencing a stroke can be treated if people have acted FAST. FAST being an acronym for things to check in a suspected stroke victim: F – Face Does the face droop on one side when the person smiles? A Arm After raising both arms, does one of the arms drift downwards? S Speech After repeating a simple phrase, does the person’s speech sound slurred or strange? T Time If any or all of the above are observed call for 9-1-1 and ask for medical assistance. Saving someone’s life – or even your own – may be as simple as remembering “Give Me 5”. With stroke, every minute counts. Walk – Is their balance off? Talk – Is their speech slurred or face droopy? Reach – Is one side weak or numb? See – Is their vision all or partly lost? Feel – Is their headache severe? If you are concerned about your health, please contact your healthcare provider. May is Recognized as American Stroke Month WANT TO SUBMIT NEWS?Send us an e-mail at clewnews@newszap.com e vents ? p hotos? t i p s ? s t o ri es?

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BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsThe Hendry and Glades County Health Departments advises parents, childcare workers, and healthcare providers to make sure that children are properly immunized against Pertussis, a common respiratory disease known as the “whooping cough.” The Department of Health (DOH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) experts also advise new parents, grandparents, and relatives to get fully immunized before being around an infant. Since January 1, 2012, DOH has identi ed and con rmed 112 probable cases of Pertussis, (with at least one case in twenty-two of Florida counties). These counties include: Alachua (3 cases), Broward (2 cases), Citrus(1 case), Clay(1 case), Collier(4 cases), Miami-Dade(15 cases), Duval(2 cases), Escambia(1 case), Gulf(1case), Hillsborough(35 cases), Lee(13 cases), Leon(1 case), Martin(1 case), Monroe(4 cases), Nassau(3 cases), Orange(3 cases), Osceola(3 cases), Palm Beach(7 cases), Pasco(5 cases), Polk(5 cases), Seminole(1case) and Volusia (1 case). The occurrences in Florida are consistent with the rise in cases seen across the United States. Recently, outbreaks have occurred in Montana, North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, and Washington State. Family members are most often the transmission source of Pertussis to infants. A typical case of Pertussis starts with a cough, runny nose, sneezing, and a low-grade fever. After 1-2 weeks, the coughing becomes more severe. Rapid coughing ts can occur that often end with a whooping sound. Pertussis is spread when infected individuals cough or sneeze while in close contact with others. Pertussis is most dangerous to infants and children, and it is usually a milder disease in adolescents and adults. Pertussis can be treated with antibiotics. How can Pertussis be prevented?Children 6 years of age and younger are routinely vaccinated against Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis. Ask your healthcare provider if your children have received all of the Pertussis shots needed for their age. Age-appropriate immunization with a vaccine against Pertussis is required in Florida for attendance in licensed child care centers and schools through seventh grade. Vaccination of children attending child cares and schools helps to protect both the children who receive the vaccine, and the children surrounding them. Because vaccine protection for Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diphtheria can fade with time, preteens going to their healthcare provider for regular check-ups at age 11 or 12 years need to have a booster vaccine, called Tdap. This vaccine is required for school attendance in seventh grade. Teen and young adults who did not get a booster as a pre-teen should get one dose when they visit their health care provider. All adults, including pregnant women, should get a one-time dose of Tdap followed by a Tetanus, Diphtheria (Td) every 10 years. If you are age 65 years or older and anticipate being around infants, get a Tdap regardless of the timing of your last Td booster. DOH recommends that if anyone develops a cold that includes a severe cough or a cough that lasts for two weeks or longer or if you have questions on where to get your immunizations, contact the Hendry pr Glades County Health Departments or other local health care providers. Additional information about school immunization and school health requirements for children can be found at these DOH Web sites: www.immunize orida.org/community/index. htm and www.doh.state. .us/Family/School/parent/parent_info.html. Please Protect Yourself and Others from Whooping Cough Bassmaster magazine, the of cial publication for members of B.A.S.S., has announced the 100 best bass shing lakes in the U.S. The list, which w as released April 24, was compiled in a monthslong process that included research from state sheries agencies, nominations from B.A.S.S. Federation Nation tournament organizers and a panel of widely traveled professional anglers, shing writers, and others. Ranked in second place is Lake Okeechobee. After several years of low water levels and mediocre production, the “Big O” has come back with avengeance. Ish Monroe won the March 2012 Elite Series event here with 108 pounds, 5 ounces — his biggest 5sh limit hitting 34 pounds, 5 ounces. There were four limits caught that topped the 30-pound mark during the event, and the sh were postspawn. Despite its reputation as a dangerous place to sh, Texas’ Falcon Lake ranked in rst place. The 58-year-old impoundment straddles the Rio Grande and is shared by Texas and Mexico. The 83,000-acre reservoir has been in the news as much for drug cartel-related crime as for its enormous catches of largemouth bass. Rounding out the Top 10 are Lake Guntersville in Alabama, Lake Erie in Michigan/Ohio/New York/Pennsylvania, Lake Champlain in New York/ Vermont, Lake Amistad in Texas, Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota, San Joaquin Delta in California, Lake Coeur d’Alene in Idaho and Clear Lake in California. According to Bassmaster editor James Hall, the idea for ranking the best lakes emerged at a B.A.S.S. tournament during a lively discussion among outdoor writers with de nite ideas about the nation’s top performing lakes. Hall decided the debate warranted a more in-depth investigation. “Instead of just having opinions, we wanted to put science behind the opinion to rate the ‘100 Best Bass Lakes’.” Hall said. “The method was as scienti c as we could make it. The result is a list of outstanding sheries. I think it will be fun for people to consider where their favorite lake stands compared to the best in another state.” The 100 Best Bass Lakes list was ranked using a variety of quali ers. Department of Natural Resource representatives provided the ve most productive lakes in each state based on electroshock surveys and angler catch rates. B.A.S.S. Federation Nation presidents offered top lake recommendations based on tournament catches, while conservation directors supplied details on lake accessibility and best sh stocking practices. A blue ribbon panel of outdoor writers, editors, Bassmaster Elite Series professional anglers and shing industry veterans ranked the nal list based on current shability of each lake, considering its history, big sh and overall quantity potential and aesthetic surroundings of the area. The list is slated to appear annually. For full details about each of the lakes ranked, as well as more details about each one, visit www.bassmaster.com/news/100-best-bass-lakes. Lake Okeechobee Ranked #2 in the U.S. for Bass Fishing 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 SUBMITTED PHOTO

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 David and Jennifer Hubbard are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Keltsey Leighann Hubbard. Keltsey was born in Cape Coral Hospital on March 30, 2012, at 2:21 p.m. Keltsey weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. KELTSEY HUBBARD BIRTHS 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 SUBMITTED ARTICLEAfter summer recreation funds fell victim to the county budget axe, Hendry County Commissioner Janet Taylor and Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden hit the streets looking for a miracle. “The summer recreation program had been abolished, and just when we were about out of time, U.S. Sugar stepped forward with a $20,000 contribution to save the program,” said Commissioner Taylor. Funding for Hendry County’s summer recreation program was cut and while it looked like the children would be left without a recreation program for the summer provided through teh county, Commissioner Janet Taylor sprang to action. The commissioner was determined to continue the summer recreation program serving the youth of Harlem and East Hendry County and turned to Sheriff Steve Whidden and the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce for help. “Sheriff Whidden understands the value of the summer recreation program in keeping our kids safe and off the streets,” said Hendry County Commissioner Janet Taylor. Taylor said that the Sheriff promised to do all he could to help and he began actively soliciting funding on the children’s behalf. He found help at U.S. Sugar. At a recent county meeting, Sheriff Whidden presented the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners $20,000 from U.S. Sugar Corporation. “We’re very happy for the kids’ sake that U.S. Sugar stepped up with the funds,” Sheriff Whidden said. “U.S. Sugar has always been the largest supporter of our community and its activities, and I knew they would help out.” Taylor said the recreation program serves Hendry County children aged 5-17 and included swimming, basketball, indoor games, reading and other activities. There were approximatel y 80-150 participate in the summer activities. “U.S. Sugar is proud to partner with Commissioner Janet Taylor and the Hendry Count y Board of Commissioners as well as Sheriff Steve Whidden and the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce to fund the summer recreation program for our youth,” said Judy Sanchez, U.S. Sugar senior director of corporate communications and public affairs. “It is important that children have a safe, structured program of fun, physical and educational activities to occupy the summer months, and we are happy to help provide that,” Sanchez said. According to Sheriff Whidden, the Hendr y County Sheriff’s Of ce and its of cers participate in the summer program. In addition, the HCSO will provide background checks on adult supervisors and supply other security needs for the summer program. “That’s how things should work in a small community like ours -we all help out where we can,” said Commissioner Taylor. U.S. Sugar Steps Up to Save County Summer Recreation Program SUBMITTED PHOTOReverends Emmanuel Menager, Gary McNealy, and Dwayne Brown join Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden and County Commissioner Janet Taylor (center) in accepting a $20,000 check funding the summer recreation program from U.S. Sugar Corporation’s Judy Sanchez at the Harlem Community swimming pool. SUBMITTED PHOTOStudents of the month treated to pizza partyClewiston Middle School students of the month were treated to a pizza party to celebrate their awesomeness on Wednesday, April 25. 6th graders: Jordan Potter, Karla Rodriguez, Andres Perez, Jonathon Martinez, Jose Esparza and Yeni Vasquez (not pictured are Kaymen Robinson, Zarielle Hodges, and Shanya Hunter). 7th graders: Kiante Gary, Kiana Vaughn, Jahreece Murphy, and Diandra Odoms (not pictured is Terrance Graham). 8th graders: Laice Varnum (not pictured are Rachelly Loreto, Jorge Vidal, Fernando Guillen, Kevin Vasquez, Karen Velasquez, Randy Paniagua, and Elianis Fonseca).

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BY PAT DOBBINS Hendry/Glades Health DepartmentsSome wild animals can look very cute and if an animal is sick or injured, your rst instinct might be to try to help it. Please, avoid contact with any wild or stray animals to protect you and your family from the risk of rabies exposure. In our area raccoons, bats, and foxes are the animals that are most frequently diagnosed with rabies. Other animals that are at high risk for rabies can include skunks, fox, otters, bobcats, and let's not forget the stray or unvaccinated cats, dogs, and ferrets. In prior years, Hendry and Glades Counties have received reports of rabid animals. "Rabies can be a potentially fatal disease. It is important not to handle wild animals, be aware of unusual acting animals, and keep pets vaccinated against rabies," said Brian Prowant, Environmental Health Director of the Hendry & Glades Counties Health Departments. It's also important to remember that you can get exposed to rabies in many different ways, not just from an animal bite. Rabies is transmitted through exposure of the saliva or nervous tissue of a rabid animal through a bite, scratch, or contact with mucous membranes such as the eyes, nose, or mouth. Hendry and Glades County Health Departments work with Animal Control in the Cities of LaBelle, Clewiston and Moore Haven in responding to incidents of animal bites. When deemed medically necessary, suspected animals are quarantined and can be tested for rabies through the Department of Health state laboratory. The following are steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones against rabies: Keep rabies vaccinations up to date for all pets. Spay or neuter your pets to help reduce the number of unwanted pets that may not be properly cared for or regularly vaccinated. Do not handle, feed, or unintentionally attract wild animals with open garbage cans or litter. Teach children to never handle unfamiliar animals, wild or domestic, even if they appear friendly, and never adopt wild animals or bring them into your home. Prevent bats from entering living quarters or occupied spaces in homes, churches, schools, and other similar areas, where they might come in contact with people and pets. Call your local animal control agency to remove any stray animals from your neighborhood. Animals that are acting unusual, or that seem sickly, should be reported to Animal Control for handling. Anyone who is bitten or scratched by wild animals or strays should report the incident to their health care provider, as well as Animal Control and the local health department. Please keep your pets under direct supervision so they do not come in contact with wild animals. If your pet is bitten by a wild animal, seek veterinary assistance for the animal immediately and contact Animal Control. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 This past weekend Clewiston Tiger Pride Wrestling Club traveled to Olympic Heights High School in Boca Raton. Three rst year wrestlers stepped on the mat for the rst time; Bryce Barnes, Hunter Barnes, and Ryleigh Flyn. Two current high school wrestlers were also in action; Arelys Valles and Cristian Monte. The tournament was a very good experience for the club that has been working out for about a month now with Coach Renaldy Tapia and coach Robert Flynn. These little ones walked into the Gym that morning and their eyes lit-up, priceless. Coach Renaldy sat them down after weight-ins and told them that this was all for fun and that all we wanted them to do is just try their best and work on what we have been going over in the wrestling room. Bryce and Hunter wrested ve matches each, Ryleigh wrestled four. All matches were highly entertaining and very competitive. Each kid improved from match to match, you could see that they have been watching and learning in the wrestling room and applying it against their opponents. Hunter pined his fourth opponent and came off the mat thrilled, as a coach you cannot put that feeling and look into words. Bryce and Ryleigh both wrestled very tough, both were so upset after their rst match because they did not win, but as coaches it is our job to make sure our kids stay focused, encouraged, and most of all enthusiastic about their next match. Everyone had a beginning and their rst tournament, the important thing was that they both improved in every match and their improvement is something that we can build on. Arelys and Cristian both came away with the Bronze metal this weekend. They were both undefeated going in to their fourth matches, where they ran into some kids that were bigger and stronger than they were. Arelys wrestled an opponent that she'd lost to by a point in a very physical match. Arelys was taken down rst and then as she was coming up for the escape her opponent reacted differently to counter the move and Arelys landed awkwardly on her knee so she had to injury default. Cristian Montes also wrestled great this weekend. He came into the tournament wrestling very tough, he came out the gate taking some very good shots. Cristian's last match was against a kid that outweighed him by 14 pounds but he never let up and was in his face. Although he ended up losing, we learned some new things from this match that will help out in the future. As coaches we were very proud, the kids wrestled very well and with a little more practice we will be coming up on more wins. Also, we want to thank the parents, sponsors, and spectators that attended the tournament, donated to the club or contributed in any way, we wouldn't have been able to do without them. The team will be back in action as they will travel to Palmetto Ridge high school this coming weekend. Tiger Pride Takes Five and Places Second Rabies Exposure, and How to Avoid ItThe Tiger Pride Wrestling Club is a newly formed wrestling club in Clewiston, Florida that promotes the sport of wrestling and the opportunity for wrestlers of all ages to participate in wrestling on a competitive basis. Promote self-esteem, discipline, and camaraderie through club participation, practices, and competition. We promote and encourage family involvement, sportsmanship, and social interaction. We have an enthusiastic coaching staff willing to work with each and every child to make them a better wrestler. Our focus is to teach the basic fundamentals of wrestling as well as having fun. All wrestlers are to be equipped with appropriate wrestling attire to be able to practice and compete in tournaments. All wrestlers are responsible for their tournament gear and expenses. Gear and expenses would include the following: Wrestling Singlet Wrestling Shoes Warm-up Clothes (shorts & t-shirts) Headgear (optional unless required by tournament of cials or under 12 years of age) Tournament Entry Fee Meal Money & Travel Expenses Tiger Pride Wrestling Club would appreciate any support you are able to offer.Tiger Pride Wrestling Club

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CLEWISTON 215 De Soto Ave, 05/05/12, 6am-. Multi-family yard sale... CITY OF CLEWISTON Code Enforcement Of cer Job descriptions and applications are available at City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue. Code Enforcement Certi cation is desired, but will train. EOE/DFWP .NET DEVELOPER The position requires the ability to analyze, design and develop solutions to serve our rapidly changing business needs using Web-based technologies. Duties include: application design, code maintenance and upgrades, troubleshooting, integration, developing prototypes and managing the process. Primary Activities: • Develop Web-based applications using .NET technologies.• Design new applications or enhancements to meet changing business needs.• Support existing application issues generated via the Help Desk.• Expose business functionality for integration via Web Services.• Evaluate and research third party .NET technologies to augment software feature set. Requirements: • Intermediate knowledge of .NET, ASP, C++, VB.NET, VB script, JAVA script, HTML and SQL Server. • Graphic design experience a plus.• .NET web project experience both inside and outside of work scope.• At least three years of Web application design experience.• Strong communication skills, hands-on problem solver, strong team orientation, and exibility. Strong drive and desire to build the best n-tier web application.• Good knowledge of IIS. United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. The company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. EMAIL: Jdooley@ussugar.com Yard Mule Driver in South Bay, FL Must be able to Back Dry Vans (48ft-53ft) into tight spaces. High Volume, Fast Pace Work Environment. Valid TWIC Card & Drivers License. 1 Yr Experience Driving Trucks / Yard Mule preferred. Please fax resume to 561-996-9380 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard Sales For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 Employment Full Time Locomotive & Car Mechanical Supervisor US Sugar is seeking a Railroad Supervisor with ve plus years of locomotive car repair experience. This position will supervise twenty ve workers and must be quali ed in FRA standards. The successful candidate will have had experience in all the following. Installation, maintenance and repair of Switcher, GP, MP15 style EMD locomotives. Repair of equipment pertaining to Locomotive/Cane Car Shop. Maintain and repair cooling, fuel, lubrication and air system on EMD locomotives. Strong Journeyman Mechanical background. United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. The company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. EMAIL: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at: www.ussugar.com h Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SHEWMAKERANIMALHOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441WED & SA T FROM 8AM TO 10AM IMMOKALEEANIMALCLINIC1400 Roberts Ave, Immokalee € 239-657-2266WED & SA T FROM 10:30AM TO NOON Early morning drop off by appointmentCLEWISTONMOBILEUNITCLINICat the Tractor Supply Store € Clewiston € 863-675-2441WED 2PM TO 4PM Your pet will always be cared for by a licensed veterinarian 3 Year Rabies $10 € Parvo/Distemper $12Half price laser spay & neuter w/full puppy & kitten shots Half price boarding Cash OnlyDisclaimer:The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 HRMC Foundation Director. “After he passed away we had many people donate to the hospital so we decided to use some of the money to pay for the change.” “He came here in 1964, and he gave his life to this community and he gave his life to the hospital. He loved each and every one of his patients,” said Mrs. Forbes. “I was touched to see how many people showed up to support his memory.” He was very fondly spoken of. “He was a very beloved and respected man. He cared for his patients and listened to them. He showed a lot of compassion for what he did,” added Wilson. When asked how he would feel about the ofce being named in his honor, Mrs. Forbes did not hesitate in her reply: “I think he would feel very blessed. The word they used to describe it today [Monday] was humbled. He would be very humbled.” RENAMINGContinued  1 PHOTO / JENNY WOODSVarious speakers got up to speak in honor of Dr. Forbes. Flee/eluding law enforcement w/ lights and siren active Resisting an of cer w/o violence Arrested April 30 by J. Garett  F le e f orceme r en ac tiv Res vio len c e  A rr e Gare tt No Picture AvailableGary Uland Abraham, 38Aggravated battery w/ deadly weapon Arrested April 26 by L. Beckford  A ggr d ea dly w e Arre s Beck f or d No Picture AvailableSylvanis Brice Jr., 20Robbery w/ rearm Arrested April 25 by W. Hainley Ha Omar Smith, 22Violation driving w/ suspended license, habitual offender Arrested April 27 by J. Taylor Vio l su sp end off ende r Arr e T aylo r No Picture AvailableGraciela Calderon, 27Assault on a person 65 years of age or older Resisting an of cer w/ violence Arrested April 24 by J. Perez ye v i o Pe Daniel Lee Long Jr., 37 ARREST REPORTThis column lists arrests, not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is listed here and who is later found not guilty, or has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. We will con rm the information and print it. the Clewiston Police Department. “From there people kept getting involved and it grew.” According to Clay, as many as 30 people were involved in the brawl. While the police department continues determining the cause, speculation includes that the shooting ultimately resulted from an argument over a parking space. One angle that the police department is considering is that some of the subjects, having been bar patrons, may have been intoxicated at the time of the shooting. “I would say that it’s almost a guarantee that alcohol was involved,” con rmed Clay. Of the crowd present, at least two produced weapons -unknown rearms -shooting at each other. It is uncertain whether the two subjects shot were in possession of weapons. One victim was shot once and the other recieved two wounds. Chief Don Gutshall described their injuries as “serious, but not life-threatening.” Aside from the injured victims, the police department reported that there was additional property damage to vehicles parked in the vicinity of the shooting. With no arrests yet, the Clewiston Police Department is asking anyone with information on the incident to contact investigators at 863-9831474. SHOOTINGContinued  1

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Railroad Locomotive Mechanic Repair of locomotive mechanical, electrical, and associated equipment to FRA standards Have knowledge of and ability to repair rail cars and their associated equipment. Be prepared to help when called out for derailments and train breakdowns. Carry out inspections on Locomotives, railcars and equipment to FRA standards. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at: www.ussugar.com NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Duplex 3/2 for rent in Clewiston. Newly Remodeled Kitchen. Very Nice. Must See to Appreciate! $700.00 per month. Serious Renters only. (863)983-3785. Large Bedroom for rent. $400 per month, $200 deposit needed. It’s in a large house near Gove elementary in Belle Glade. Electricity, water, cable,and internet is include. It also includes your own refrigerator, and use of the bathroom, kitchen and the washer and dryer. (786)499-9701 Laptop Dell, has new charger and battery Works great! $125 Also, Dell Desktop System w/ at screen just $60 Call Tony 863 -517 -2782. APARTMENT FOR RENT (863) 946-0004 and (863)227-6155Clewiston 1 br. Wildwood Apt. Call: 863-983-3151. LaBelle 2 Bed/2 Bath Country Village home for RENT. $625/mo. + sec. dep. & appl. fee. Avail. Immed. Call Lisa. (863)673-0066 BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 REDUCED TO SELL 3BR, 2BA. Recently remodeled home & Land on Lake. Located 1860 Ridgdill. REDUCED $79,900 Owner nancing avail. with $10,000 down pymt. (843) 766-9434. Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Coachmen Prospera (2000) fth wheel. 35 foot with 3 slides. $11,000 located in LaBelle 305-282-8561NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING FOR GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, A DRAINAGE AND WATER CONTROL DISTRICT GOVERNED BY CHAPTER 298, FLORIDA STATUTES, WILL HOLD THE ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012, AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE DALLAS B. TOWNSEND AGRICULTURAL CENTER, 1085 PRATT BOULEVARD, LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS TO ELECT ONE SUPERVISOR FOR A THREE YEAR TERM AND TO RECEIVE A REPORT FROM THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THROUGH THE DISTRICT ENGINEER OR OTHERWISE, OF DISTRICT WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE AND TO TAKE ALL OTHER ACTION THAT MAY BE APPROPRIATE. ANYONE WISHING TO APPEAL ANY ACTION TAKEN AT THE ABOVE REFERENCED MEETING IS RESPONSIBLE TO HAVE A VERBATIM RECORD MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. IF AN INDIVIDUAL REQUIRES SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS SOUD AT (863) 675-3903. 415969 CN 5/3,10/2012 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENT THE CITY OF SOUTH BAY WILL BE HOLDING AN AUCTION MAY 11, 2012 TO DISPOSE OF THE FOLLOWING SURPLUS ITEMS: 1. FORD F-450 SUPER DUTY BOOM TRUCK 2. FORD F-150 XLT V8-PICK UP TRUCK 3. FORD F-150 TRITON V8-PICK UP TRUCK 4. VAN H BUS 1989 Items may be seen prior to the auction by contacting the Public Works Director Mr. Ed Kerr at telephone number 561-261-6576 or 561-996-6751. Bid should include item, bidders name, address, telephone number and bid amount. All bids will be accepted by the Of ce of the City Clerk at 335 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida 33493 and marked surplus bid 2012 by 12:00 noon on May 11, 2012. All items will be sold as is and no refunds will be granted. 415452 CN/CB 4/26;5/3/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida will hold a public hearing to consider amending the Fiscal Year 2012 adopted budget to adjust revenue allocations on May 8, 2012 at 5:00 p.m., at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The following adjustments by fund will be considered: General Fund Adopted Ad Valorem Revenues: $12,464,719 Adjustment: VAB Reduction -291,000 Amended Ad Valorem Revenues : $12,173,719 Adopted Transfer In: $3,276,312 Adjustment: Transfer from Other Sources: 291,000 Amended Transfer In: $3,567,312 If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter discussed at such hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Hendry County Board of County Commissioners Tristan Chapman, Chairman 416271 CN/CB 5/3/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2492 2008 1074433-03000210090 Muhammad Hassan Haniff, Trustee Lot 9, Block 21, Woodland Subdivision, accor ding to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 and 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012 Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415655 CN 4/26; 5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2038 2008 1264432-A0001290100 Wendy & Andy Melo The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 954, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415659 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2016 2008 1264432-A0000440100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1012, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415658 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Melvin Saunders conducting a Mail-Order business at Palmdale, Florida, under the ctitious name of Creative Alternatives Nur and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Melvin Saunders (Owner) P.O. Box 54 1947 Main Avenue Palmdale, FL 33944 Ownership of Creative Alternatives Nur is as follows: Melvin Saunders It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Creative Alternatives Nur, under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Melvin Saunders DATE: 4/20/2012 PO Box 54 Palmdale, FL 33944 415826 GCD 5/3/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE CHANCE’S TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES BY AUCTION @ 340 N. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL. 33935 ON THE FOLLOWING DATES DUE TO NON PAYMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE CHARGES. PURSUANT TO SUB SECTION 713.78 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTE. CHANCE’S TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR ALL BIDS. 05/18/2012 @ 8:00AM 1996 LINC VIN# 1LNLM82W1TY628202 415849 CN 5/3/2012 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of Aruba Cafe Too located at 1073 Old Lakeport Rd., 1140 Lakeshore Dr., Suite #204, in the County of Glades, in the City of Moore Haven, Florida 33471 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Moore Haven, Florida, this 4th day of April, 2012. Frankie Antonio Rivera 415887 CN 5/3/2012 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, MAY 11, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of CALVINA EDWARDS MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING, SOFA AND LOVESEAT, BEDROOM SUITE, DINETTE TABLE AND CHAIRS, MISCELLANEOUS. 416033 SUN 5/3,10/2012 NOTICE TO BIDDERS The School Board of Hendry County will be accepting sealed bids until May 15, 2012 for Bid #12-0005, 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT or equivalent. Speci cations will be available at the board’s nance of ce at 111 Curry Street in LaBelle. Call (863) 674 4100 to have the specs faxed or mailed. Hendry County School Board Sally Berg, Chairman 416239 CN/CB 5/3/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/18/2012, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2002 PONDEROSA INDUSTRIES 4D4PB16222C031907 416253 CN 5/3/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 12-DR-003072 Judge: Carlin, John S. Martha Patricia Herrera-Cabrero Petitioner and Juan Ramon Esteban Pedroza-Vera Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE WITH CHILDREN TO: Juan Ramon Esteban Pedroza-Vera 560 Wood Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33936 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of Marriage with Children has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Martha Patricia Herrera-Cabrero, whose address is 60 Jim Kulczy Dr. #206, LaBelle, FL 33935 on or before 3-27-12, and le the original with the clerk of this Clerk at P.O. Box 310, Ft. Myers, FL 33902 before service on Petitioner’s or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: Feb. 16, 2012 CHARLIE GREEN Clerk of the Circuit Court By. M. Nixon Deputy Clerk 415565 CB 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 22 2009 CA 000286 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. MAIRELIS PEREZ A/K/A MAIRCELIS PEREZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated April 10, 2012 and entered in Case No. 22 2009 CA 000286 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and MAIRELIS PEREZ A/K/A MAIRCELIS PEREZ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MAIRELIS PEREZ A/K/A MAIRCELIS PEREZ N/K/A MAIRELIS PEREZ N/K/A MAIRELIS PEREZ; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 10th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2, BLOCK 27, PORT LABELLE UNIT 102, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 66, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 16801 INWOOD ROAD LABELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on April 12, 2012. Joe Flint Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /S/ Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2036 2008 1264432-A0001170000 Roberto Cruz The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 914, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415654 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2299 2008 1364432-A0000530000 Rafael Perez The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. A/K/A Tract 4916, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415690 CN 4/26;5/3,10/17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2317 2008 1364432-A0001150100 Sil ra Pateur The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4768, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415695 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2298 2008 1364432-A0000500100 Rafael Perez The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4915, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415661 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2096 2008 1274432-A0000190100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 862, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415684 CN 4/26;5/3,10/17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2104 2008 1274432-A0000470100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 756, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415648 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1841 2008 1244432-A0000080100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5403, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415644 CN/CB 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1985 2008 1254432-A0002360000 Sergio Lledo The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5025, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415650 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2553 2008 1314433-A0002680000 Jacqueline I. Garcia The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5925, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415651 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2013 2008 1264432-A0000330000 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1052, Montura Ranch Estates an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415653 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1858 2008 1244432-A0000510000 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5367, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012, which is the 31st day of May, 2012 Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415649 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2069 2008 1264432-A0002290100 G.A.M.E Investments, Inc. The North one-half of the East one-half of the North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 500, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of May, 2012 which is the 31st day of May, 2012. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 415660 CN 4/26;5/3,10,17/2012 INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids will be received by the Hendry-Hilliard Water Control District at Attention: Hendry-Hilliard Canal Maintenance Project Bid c/o Johnson-Prewitt & Assoc., Inc., 850 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 until June 5, 2012, 3:00 p.m. The Bids will be opened immediately following the bid submittal deadline. The project is titled Hendry-Hilliard Canal Maintenance. The work consists of cleaning four miles of canal. The cleaning will include the excavation of 81,106 cubic yards of material and other associated work. All materials furnished and all work performed, shall be in accordance with the plans, speci cations, and contract documents pertaining thereto, which may be examined at the of ce of Johnson-Prewitt & Associates, Inc., 850 West Ventura Avenue, Post Of ce Box 1029, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The documents, plans, and blank bid forms may be obtained from this of ce for a NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $50.00 per set. A certi ed check or cashier’s check on a National or State Bank or a bid bond in a sum not less than ve percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to the Hendry-Hilliard Water Control District, shall accompany each bid as a guarantee that the bidder will not withdraw from the competition after opening of the bids, and in the event the contract is awarded to the bidder, he will enter into contract and furnish the required performance and payment bonds, failing which, he shall forfeit the bid deposit as liquidated damages. The performance and payment bonds shall be executed by a fully authorized surety, acceptable to the owner and licensed by the State of Florida.The owner reserves the right to hold all bids for thirty (30) days and to reject any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities, or to accept the bid in its judgment that serves the owner. Joe Marlin Hilliard, President Hendry-Hilliard Water Control District 416232 CN 5/2/2012 1.0 INVITATION TO BID Bid No. 2012-01 Central County Water Control District Request for Bids Striping and Marking 37.1+/Miles of Roadway Bids Due: 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Bids are requested for Striping and Marking 37.1+/miles of paved roads in Central County Water Control District, “the District,” Montura Subdivision, Clewiston, Florida. Of cial bid speci cations and questions for this project may be obtained by contacting Rock Aboujaoud, P.E., of Rock Enterprises, Inc. at (863) 612-0011 or the District’s of ce at (863) 983-5797. Sealed bids will be received by hand delivery or by mail. Bid envelops must be sealed and clearly marked: “SEALED BID FOR STRIPING AND MARKING 37.1 MILES OF ROADWAY, Bid No. 2012-01” and delivered to: Central County Water Control District Administrative Of ce 475 South Cabbage Palm Street Clewiston, Florida 33440 Tel: (863) 983-5797 Bids will be accepted until 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, and shall be publicly opened promptly thereafter at approximately 10:05 A.M at the District’s administrative of ce at the above address. Bids received after 10:00 AM will be rejected and returned to the bidder unopened. Questions may be addressed in writing to the District Engineer, Rock Aboujaoud, P.E. at 154 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935, Tel: (863) 612-0011, Fax: (863) 612-0014, email: rock@rockhendry.com or by contacting the District at the address listed above. Responses will be made to all interested bidders. Verbal questions will not be accepted. The Board of Supervisors for the District may reject any and all bids without cause and may likewise terminate a contract award prior to completion. 415717 CN 4/16;5/3,10,17/2012 REQUEST FOR BIDS CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, CR 833 FROM BIG CYPRESS INDIAN RESERVATION TO FOUR MILES NORTH, CLEWISTON, FL BID # 2012-05 OPENING DATE AND TIME: May 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Construction of Road Improvements, CR 833 from Big Cypress Indian Reservation to Four Miles North”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by May 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 414361 CN/CB 4/12,19,26;5/3/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 13 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 17, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1J88 Drainage Improvements, Curb and Gutter, Pavement Replacement and Signing and Pavement Marking in Manatee County Budget Estimate: $212,736.00. E1L40-R0 Thermoplastic Striping Markings and Retro-Re ective Pavement Marker Replacement in Charlotte, Collier & Lee Counties Budget Estimate: $250,000.00. E1L41-R0 ADA Mat Replacement in Charlotte & Lee Counties Budget Estimate: $30,000.00 E1L42 Traf c Signal Mast Arm Repair or Replacement in Polk, Desoto, Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee, Highlands & Okeechobee Counties Budget Estimate: $206,600.00. E1L43 Traf c Signal Mast Arm Repair or Replacement in Lee, Hendry, Collier, Charlotte & Glades Counties Budget Estimate: $206,600.00 E1L44-R0 Storm Water Pond Cleaning in Polk County Budget Estimate: $100,000.00 E1L45 South Skyway Seawall Joint Sealing in Manatee County Budget Estimate: $140,000.00. E1L46-R0 Fertilizing in Glades & Hendry Counties Budget Estimate: $80,000.00. E1L47 Desilting Concrete Box Culvert and Clean/Reshape Ditch in Highlands County Budget Estimate: $13,243.00. E1L48-R0 Mowing, Litter Removal and Edging and Sweeping of Primary Roadways and Storm Water Ponds in Lee County Budget Estimate: $400,000.00. E1L49-R0 Long Line Paint Striping in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Glades & Hendry Counties Budget Estimate: $549,370.00. E1L50-R0 Miscellaneous Asphalt Repairs Countywide in Polk County Budget Estimate: $813,816.00. E1L51-R0 Guardrail, Handrail and Fence Repair in Desoto & Hardee Counties Budget Estimate: $100,000.00. E1L52-R0 Providing Maintenance of Traf c in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Glades, & Hendry Counties Budget Estimate: $115,018.00. E1L53-R0 Roadside Ditch Cleaning in Glades & Hendry Counties Budget Estimate: $90,000.00 E1L54-R0 Herbicide Strip, Hand & Aquatic Application in Desoto & Hardee Counties Budget Estimate: $50,000.00. E1L55-R0 Miscellaneous Concrete and Sidewalk Repairs in Polk County Budget Estimate: $149,000.00. E1L57-R0 Shoulder Repair and Sodding in Glades & Hendry Counties Budget Estimate: $150,000.00. Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 415643 CN/CB 4/26;5/3/2012 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Miss Princess Contestants Briana Calvo Jaylynn Moreno Mia Mazzina Haley Lovell Alicia Adkins Giselle Tamuz Kayleen Moreno Nalani Aguila Anaelise Cornejo Izabelle Vallejo Kristi Pulpo Valerie Lopez Leslie Perez Briana Madrigal Katheryna Alvarez Montana Powell Alize Rodriguez Harmony Cypress Kimora Pintado Rylee Palladino Brittany Rivera Aundrea Gonzalez Jayla Ramos Marisela Ortega Whrynn Westberry Vivian Haney The Pageant will take place on Sunday, May 6, at 2:30 p.m. in the John Boy Auditorium. Photos were taken by Silvia Flroes. For more information, please visit www.misslatinaoftheglades.com. For ticket purchases, call 863-902-1383.Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF’ THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2010-CA-000818BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, Jorge L. Roa and Sandra Roa, Husband and Wife; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc” as Nominee for Countrywide Bank, N.A.; Unknown Tenants in Possession #1; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Case #: 2010-CA-000818 Defendants AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated April 18, 2012, entered in Civil Case No 2010-CA-000818 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff and Jorge L. Roa and Sandra Roa, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, (BEING THE 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M., May 23, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT NO. 2802, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 23rd day of April, 2012. /S/ J. Bevis BARBARA S. BUTLER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Hendry County, Florida ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd, Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813) 880-8888 415841 CN 5/3,10/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 10-CA-0792 WELLS FARGO BANK N.A., as successor by merger to WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. PERMER NATIONAL, LLC, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause in the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, I shall hold a sale of the subject property described as: EXHIBIT “A” Lot 20 and 21, Block B, South 29 Industrial Park, Unit No. 2, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 151, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at the HENDRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE located at 25 E. HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR, ADMINISTRATION, LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935 ON THE 23rd DAY OF MAY, 2012 AT 11:00 A.M. The highest bidder shall immediately post with the Clerk, a deposit equal to 5% of the nal bid. The deposit must be cash or cashier’s check payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Final payment must be made on or before 5:00 p.m. of the date of the sale by cash or cashier’s check. IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT. IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER, YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS YOURSELF. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CLERK OF THE COURT AT 863-675-5217 WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE SALE TO SEE IF THERE IS ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE FORECLOSURE SALE THAT THE CLERK HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF THE COURT. IF YOU DECIDE TO SELL YOUR HOME OR HIRE SOMEONE TO HELP YOU CLAIM THE ADDITIONAL MONEY, YOU SHOULD READ VERY CAREFULLY ALL PAPERS YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN, ASK SOMEONE ELSE, PREFERABLY AN ATTORNEY WHO IS NOT RELATED TO THE PERSON OFFERING TO HELP YOU, TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE SIGNING AND THAT YOU ARE NOT TRANSFERRING YOUR PROPERTY OR THE EQUITY IN YOUR PROPERTY WITHOUT THE PROPER INFORMATION. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY AN ATTORNEY, YOU MAY CONTACT THE FLORIDA RURAL LEGAL SERVICES, INC., 1500 NW AVENUE “L”, SUITE A, BELLE GLADE, FL 33430 (561) 993-0003 TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY FINANCIALLY FOR THEIR SERVICES. IF THEY CANNOT ASSIST YOU, THEY MAY BE ABLE TO REFER YOU TO A LOCAL BAR REFERRAL AGENCY OR SUGGEST OTHER OPTIONS. IF YOU CHOOSE TO CONTACT THE FLORIDA RURAL LEGAL SERVICES, INC. AT (561) 993-0003 FOR ASSISTANCE, YOU SHOULD DO SO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE DATED on the 24th day of April, 2012. Barbara S. Butler As Clerk of the Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 416157 CN 5/3,10/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO 22-2010-CA-000042 WELLS FARGO BANK, N A AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN, ET AL Defendants NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated September 3, 2010 and subsequent order entered December 16, 2011 in Case No. 22-2010-CA-000042 of the Circuit Court of the 20TH Judicial Circuit in and for GLADES County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CINDY THAO NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY T. NGUYEN A/K/A CINDY NGUYEN, IF ANY; TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN, IF ANY; TRUC THI NGUYEN A/K/A TRUC NGUYEN, AS TRUSTEE OF THE TRUC NGUYEN LIVING TRUST DATED JULY 11, 2005; GARY VUONG; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GARY VUONG, IF ANY; GARY VUONG, AS TRUSTEE OF THE TRUC NGUYEN LIVING TRUST DATED JULY 11, 2005; CABBAGE WOODS RANCHES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN POSSESSION; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT STEPS OF THE COAJRTHOUSE. of the GLADES County Courthouse, in GLADES County, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the 17th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: Exhibit “A” Street Address: LOT 76 CABBAGE WOODS RANCHES (Unrecorded) Being a parcel of land lying in a portion of Section 7, Township 36, South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. and being more Particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 7; Thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E, along the north line of Said Section 7, for a distance of 2071.75 feet to the point-of-beginning; thence continue N 89 03’ 08” E, Along said North line of Section 7, for a distance of 515.60 feet to a point; Thence bear SOO 09’ 20” E for a distance of 1732.09 feet to a point; Thence bear S 89 03’ 08: W for a distance a distance of 61.91 feet to a point; Thence bear N 82 31’ 02” W for a distance a distance of 238.73 feet ..to -a point; Thence bear S 89 03’ 08” W for a distance of 217.06 feet to a point; Thence bear N 00 09’ 20” W for a distance of 1732.09 feet to the point-of-beginning. And being subject to any and all easements, Restrictions, Reservations and/or Rights-of-Way of record including. But not limited to. the following described easements: An easement for the purpose of utilities and drainage being nope particularly described as the North 50.00 feet of the above described parcel. And; An easement for the purpose of Ingress, Egress, Utilities and Drainage being hope particularly described as the south 50.00 feet of the above described parcel. And An easement for the purpose of utilities being mope particularly described as the east 5.00 feet and the West 5.00 feet of the above described property. together with that certain 60.00 feet ingress and egress easement as recorded in Of cial Records Book 226, Page 37, of the Public Records of Glades county. Florida. Together with and subject to easements for the purpose of ingress, egress, utilities and drainage, being more particularly described as follows: the West 100 00 feet of Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East. Glades County Florida. and the West 100 00 feet of Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County Florida. And lying in Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County Florida. being 100.00 feet in width, Lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 7, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. Thence bear S 00 09’ 20” E, along the West line of said Section 7, for a distance of 1538.15 feet to the point-of-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 60 38’ 32 E foFa distance of 425.01 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E fora distance of 426. 25 feet to a point; thence bear N 87 21’ 34” E for a distance of 695.26 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E for a distance of 797.98 feet to a point; thence bear S 82 31’ 02” E for a distance of 238.73 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E for a distance of 400.00 feet to a point; thence bear N 77 55’ 39” E for a distance of 181.40 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 03’ 08” E for a distance cfc 2779.79 feet to the intersection with the saw grass meander line & the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement. and:the South 100.00 feet to the West 1610.36 feet of Section 7, Township 33 South. Range 34 East, Glades County. Florida.And lying in Section 13, Township 38 South, Range 33 East, Glades County. Florida. and in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida. being 100.00 feet in width, and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 18, thence bear N 89 06’ 55” E, along the North line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18’ 52” E, along a line 35.00 feet East of and parallel with the west line of said Section 18. for a distance of 1333.18 feet to the pointof-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 89 24’ 30” W for a distance of 2714.92 feet to the intersection with the west boundary line of the East one-half (1/ 2) of said Section 13, and the pointof-terminus of said centerline of Easement. and: lying in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County, Florida being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section, thence bear N 89 06’ 55” E, along the North line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18’ 52” E, along a line 35.00 feet east of and parallel, with the West line of said Section 18 for a distance 1333.18 feet to the point-ofbeginning of said centerline of easement: thence bear N 891 12’ 14” E for a distance of 2013.66 feet to a point; thence bear S 46 12’ 22” E for a distance of 446.17 feet to a point; thence bear S 58 58’ 29” E for a distance of 465.28 feet to a point; thence bear N 73 51’ 15” E for a distance of 435.90 feet to a point; thence bear N 46 49’ 59” E for a distance of 658.21 feel to a point; thence bear N 89 12’ 14” E for a distance of 3512.17 feet to a point; thence bear N 69 45’ 24” E for a distance of 359. 83 feet to a point; thence bear N 83 52’ 07” E for a distance of 116.53 feet to a point; thence bear S59 27’ 30” E for a distance of 251.19 feet to a point; thence bear S 89 19’ 08” E for a distance 780.42 feet to the intersection with the sawgrass meander line and the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement. And lying in Section 13, Township 38 South, Range 33 East, Glades County, Florida. and in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East. Glades County. Florida. being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described centerline:Commence at the northwest corner of said Section 18. thence bear N 89 06’ 55” E, along the north line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18’ 52” E, along a line 35.00 feet east of and parallel with the West line of said Section 18. for a distance of 3999.50 feet to the pointof-beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear S 89 20’ 12” W for a distance of 2049.60 feet to the point-of-terminus of said centerline of easement.And: lying in Section 18, Township 38 South, Range 34 East, Glades County. Florida being 100.00 feet in width. and lying 50.00 feet on either side of and parallel with the following described Centerline: Commence at the Northwest Corner of said Section 18, thence bear N 89 06’ 55” E, along the north line of said Section 18, for a distance of 35.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 00 18’ 52” E, along a line 35.00 feet East of and parallel with the West line of said Section 18, for a distance of 3850.53 feet to the point of beginning of said centerline of easement; thence bear N 89 16’ 55” E for a distance of 383.59 feet to a point; thence bear S 45 43’ 05” E for a distance of 210.67 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 16’ 57” E for a distance of 4526.19 feet to a point; thence bear N 89 00’ 40” E for a distance of 2215.95 feet to the intersection with the Sawgrass Meander line and the point-of-terminus of said centerline of Easement. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court thisl19th day of Apri, 2012. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 500 Avenue J., Rm.102, Moore Haven, Fl 33471, Phone No. (941)335-2299 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). 416222 GCD 5/3,10/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Serving all of Hendry County...Heidi Kunstman, MDBoard Certi“ed Pediatrician We are accepting new patients at our LaBelle Medical Of“ce 930 South Main St. (Next to the Winn-Dixie grocery store) For an appointment call... (863) 675-0160Medicaid, Medipass, Florida KidCare and most private insurances accepted. Patients with or without insurance seen. Discounted fees available. 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 3, 2012 My Bell,” the most requested song of the day. Overall, it was a triumph for the Harlem Academy Alumni. Planning was already in the minds of members eager for the following year’s event. All that was missing was a name for the festival. Patrick suggested “Brown Sugar Festival” because it was the community’s way of celebrating the end of sugar season. For many years later, Mr. Bob Lee at U.S. Sugar donated a thousand dollars to the event. This year, the Brown Sugar festival is as successful as ever. Now, Brown Sugar Festival is being sponsored by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. “It should be pretty good. We’re expecting a large turnout,” said Tim Brown, Brown Sugar Committee Chairman. Brown Sugar is hosting a Sock Hop for children in grades Kindergarten through ve on Thursday at 7 to 9 p,m. at the Harlem Civic Center. Friday a talent/fashion show will take place at the Clewiston Middle School gym. It starts at 7 p.m. The traditional Harlem Academy banquet will take place the same night at 7 p.m. It is the night of the 50th anniversary of the banquet. Gwen Patrick spoke with The Clewiston News about the historic festival. “It started out more or less as a cultural arts festival. It was small. It wasn’t a big festival to begin with, but it was more than what we expected,” she said. “What makes it different from every other festival -and even the Sugar festival -is that it’s more of a grass roots, familyoriented festival. Even though a lot of the people that come here are strangers, there is always someone they’ve known here and are closely connected to.” With the recent rainy events overtaking weekend activities in the area, Patrick said she hopes it does not rain. “You know we pray every year God will hold the rain and you know when you pull all these people together.. we just pray to God for peace as well.” Some concerns in the community in the past have related to the fear of crime at Brown Sugar, with at least one fatal shooting having occurred around the time of the event years ago, but organizers say all is under control. The law enforcement presence seems to be heightened during Brown Sugar Festival than the Sugar Festival, according to Harlem community members. However, Mr. Brown is pleased with the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce. “Security comes rst. Law enforcement works with us very well,” said Brown. When asked how it feels to have been part of this event, Patrick replied, “It’s an awesome feeling. Even though it was my idea, had it not been for the grass roots people saying ‘We’re gonna make this work,’ it wouldn’t have made it catch on re. I never would have thought it would grow into this, to a capacity I couldn’t even dream of.” FESTIVALContinued  1 SUBMITTED PHOTOBass Pro Shops TournamentThe Davie and Ft Myers Bass Pro Shops stores held a intra store bass tournament on Lake Okeechobee at Roland Martin Marina on April 25th 2012. Over 40 employees of the stores participated in the event, which had the two stores competing against each other. This is a annual event and the Clewiston Bass Anglers assisted in the event. Club members handled the weigh in on the stage at the marina. The Ft Myers store was the winner of the event, with Walt Reynolds and General Manager, Chuck Stevens having the heaviest weight with 27.5 lbs. The winning store is determined by the averaging of the boats weights for each store. The event is held each year and was enjoyed by everyone attending. BY GIGI MEZZIO Clewiston Middle SchoolClewiston Middle School held its annual spelling bee on Monday morning, April 30, in the school cafeteria. The 12 young, hopeful spellers held their own during the rst rounds of the contest, correctly spelling words like episode, glimpse, and chorus. As the words grew more dif cult, the champion spellers faltered and fell by the wayside. In the nal round, only Christopher Harris, an 8th grader, and Kathy Gomez, a 7th grader, remained. Tension grew so thick it could be cut with a knife, as Christopher ceremoniously sat down, having missed his last word. That left Kathy to correctly spell her concluding word, which declared her victory amidst a cheer of applause. She smiled brightly as she was awarded her trophy, joined by fellow contenders, who shared her joy at placing in the rst round of the district spelling bee. Clewiston Middle School rst, second, and third place winners will go on to compete further at Westside Elementary School on Tuesday, May 8.Gomez Stings like a Bee